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Aventurine Must be shutting down

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Darkwulf, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Darkwulf

    Darkwulf Gravelord

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    I've been thinking about this for a few days now. Why would aventurine sell the old game code to a competitor? The only conclusion I can come up with is they are getting ready to shut their doors.

    No company in their right mind would sell something that would take away such a large portion of their customer base if they planned on staying in business.

    Anyone else have any theories on this business move they made?
     
  2. PENETRATOR

    PENETRATOR Earth Elemental
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    I have a theory:
    AV is pretending to sell licensing.
    AV is copying plans on how to make the game better from these forums and DnD forums.

    Once they have enough information, they will bail on licensing completely and will continue the development of UW.
     
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  3. trashsmasher

    trashsmasher Crypt Guard

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    jokes on them when 90% of the posts are fnights
     
  4. Fnights

    Fnights Earth Elemental

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    At leats i made suggestions worth a discussion, countrary what you are doing for the benefit of the game? Nothing, just QQ and blame others.

    Anyway Av shouldn't shutting down, there are nice people employed there, like Axilmar, he do so much for the community and deserve a better future in the mmorpg market.
     
  5. Aristos Giannes

    Aristos Giannes Cairn Giant
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    Fnights you've mad the exact same suggestions over and over again with the exact same complaints. Most of your posts are just filled with the same 'jack of all trades fraggers isuckatpvpandhatemagic' bullshit. You have contributed nothing positive to either this or the DnD forums, you've just filled both with spam. You could not be more of a hypocrite by saying other people 'QQ and blame others' when that's ALL you do. Literally all you do is "QQ" about magic and blame the vets for the death of the game.

    Not to mention your english is so broken it's a headache to even try to comprehend your spam.
     
  6. Kol Taggar

    Kol Taggar Celestial
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    Two follow ups to the OP:

    1. Does Adventurine do anything other than run Unholy Wars?

    2. Are there any recent reasonable estimates of UW subscriber counts?
     
  7. Riftmaster

    Riftmaster Deadeye

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    Might be they're going to try selling licenses now. After all, don't they have at least two companies trying to get licenses for their DFO stuff? Maybe someone will buy into the DFUW stuff too...
     
  8. yewhatever

    yewhatever Stormgraive

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    yes and probably.

    I mean, id say there's less than 2k playing on either server (eu/na).
    But they have a korean server aswell, which has different things going on aswell (no friendly fire for example).
    So, its entirely possible that AV want to get rid of the western market when it comes to darkfall.

    Its also possible that they dont think either project will get enough players, or draw away from their own market.
    Either because they will never launch, or because the coding is so horrible that the flaws the game had cannot be patched up.
    So its bound to fail again.
    Its possible that AV arent at all considering the long term prospects, and are in desperate need for cash...so they go with any option that presents itself.
     
  9. Aristos Giannes

    Aristos Giannes Cairn Giant
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    That sounds god awful
     
  10. Kol Taggar

    Kol Taggar Celestial
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    Rang rang u Korea ?
     
  11. Chersk

    Chersk Skeleton Archer

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    Look at Kol Taggar go. Just look at him.
     
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    You good, but don't talk about combat pls.
     
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  13. onslaught

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    You know they are asking for a return on all money made by Big Picture Games right? AV will use the money they get in returns from both teams that are licensing DF1 and use that to pay off bills / possibly update UW (let's not get carried away).

    edit: Correct me if i'm wrong, but that's the jist I get from everything.
     
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  14. Evilnezz Fistohr

    Evilnezz Fistohr Goblin Warrior

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    that only applies to contracts in North Korea
     
  15. Orumus

    Orumus Goblin Scout
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    It's also possible they are allowing this so that the communities of both games aren't conflicting in terms of opinions of game direction for DFUW. The Darkfall forums have people all for changing DFUW into something more like DFO while another part of the community is supportive of DFUW and it's current direction. This separating should allow them to focus making DFUW in a way that will cater to the main supporters of that game while also giving DFO fans what they want which is DFO. It's a way to relieve tensions in the community and deal with the polarization caused by this.
     
  16. Pink Floyd

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    I'd rather look at you, sexeh.
     
  17. Fengor

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    Korean server has roughly 50 people. It's F2P and there is friendly fire. They haven't patched it in over a year and don't plan to from what I've been told. Most of the japs and Koreans play on NA server
     
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  18. Kol Taggar

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    Chersk!

    Edit: &Pink Floyd!